Random Blogging..

New week, new blog! How's everyone doing? I didn't really have anything specific in mind to blog about today, or within the past week for that matter. But, I said that I was going to be more active on this site then I was over at Gamespot, so here is a blog for you all today! Earlier in the week, I finally bought Ratchet and Clank: Tool's of Destruction. With R&C: Quest for Booty arriving later in the week, I really wanted to get into the R&C franchise. I finally bought the game after months of debating with myself whether I should or not since I hadn't gotten into any of the original games on the PS2. With everyone telling me how good a game it was, I finally gave in and bought it. The game was very short, but fun while it lasted. I deffinetly wouldn't give the game a 7.5 rating like Gamespot had and which many people disagreed with. Although, I will admit I dont think that it was RIDICULOUS or anything like that to give it a 7.5 rating. A 7.5 rating is considered, "good". Overall, I thought the game was good. I would still go beyond that 7.5 rating though and give it atleast an 8.0. Overall, graphics were great, story was great, voice acting was great, and it was a lot of fun to play for that short period of time. I didn't really see the humor in the game. I guess I could see it being a little more comical if I was younger (No, im not trying to insult any of you people that are older and thought that it was funny, like I said I could see the humor, I just personally did not think it was funny). An 8.0 is a good rating for this game in my opinion and I will deffinetly give Quest for Booty a go. I think it's coming out on PSN for 15 bucks or something like that? So, it will deffinetly be worth it.

I still have a little over 70 dollars on my Target gift card and I really dont know what game to get with it! I decided that since I did all my picture taking that I wanted to do with my camera that I would use all the money on my card for games. If I really want to get a camera again, i'll just ask for one for Christmas. Anyway, if any of you have any game suggestions, im all ears. At this point im waiting for Star Wars Force Unleashed to come out on Sept. 16. I dont know if I should hold off and save the money for that, or if I should go and buy Top Spin 3. I think at this point my plan is to continue playing MLB 08: The Show and maybe replay Uncharted to get some trophies. Then, i'll buy Star Wars with the money left on the card. Hopefully shortly after that, Top Spin will have gone down in price and I can get it for cheaper then 60 bucks. Thats idealy what I want to do, but we'll see what happends. Im not sure how badly I want to play Uncharted right now and i've been playing MLB 08 a lot so I may get bored of it real soon. I guess i'll have Guitar Hero to go back to if I do get bored, but I might get bored of that as well. Ah hell, we'll see.

That's all the gaming news I have for you guys right now, so i'll talk a little about sports for those of you interested. My two favorite sports to play are baseball and tennis. I play baseball for my high school team and I wish I could play tennis also, but they're both in the spring seasons. Anyway, yesterday at my local park they had a tennis round robin tournament going. My dad and I joined up and it was a lot of fun. It was doubles the whole time and I got to meet a lot of people and it was fun playing with some different people other then my dad or my cousin. In the end, I guess it wasn't really a "tournament" because people just started leaving whenever they wanted to, so there was no actual winner or anything like that.

As far as baseball is concerned, the Yanks are killing me. Although they've won there past two games, we really need to keep that winning streak alive. I have a feeling that the A.L. East is just completely out of our hands at this point and that our only hope is to win the wild card. Im ok with that, anything to get into the playoffs. Ever since I started watching baseball, there hasn't been a year that the Yanks haven't taken the trip to the playoffs. October baseball would be so different if the Yanks weren't taking part in it. I guess we'll see what Girardi can do to turn the team around.
 
On another note, my favorite sport to watch is football! It just became my favorite sport to watch about a year or two ago, when I really started getting into games. Im a hometown fan, so it would be the Jets or Giants. But overall, i'd pick the Jets. With the addition of Favre this season, im expecting to win a lot more games this season. Maybe even a trip to the play offs would be nice? To be honost, I still need to get more familiar with the roster. Like I said, football is my favorite sport to watch, but I dont get so involved with it like I do with baseball, so if you ask me to name more then 5 players on the Jets I probably couldn't do it, as pathetic as that sounds. This season im looking to get a lot more into it though, so by the end of the season ask me to name a bunch of players on the Jets and i'll probably be able to do it.

I told the people at work that on Friday i'd be able to work till 2, Saturday i'd need off, and Sunday I could work after 5. Why? Well, my brother is borrowing my aunt's RV to go camping. Him, his wife, and daughter are leaving on Wednesday and staying until Saturday or Sunday. I'll be going down with my sister and her boyfriend on Friday and staying till' either Saturday or Sunday, depending on when my brother leaves. When my brother was younger he was in boy scouts and was a badge away from getting his Eagle, but somethings got in the way of that and he never got it. Anyway, he always loved to go camping so he thought this would be something fun to do. This will be my first time actually going camping so it should be quite an experience. Other then that, I just have work today, Thursday, and work till 2 on Friday. My friend Mike should also be coming up tomorrow and spending a few days here. School starts back up Sept. 6th or 8th I believe? I dont remember, trying not to think about it to much. I just know it starts in a couple of weeks.

Well, that wraps things up. What have you guys been up to? What game are you playing? Tell me your life story! haha, talk to you all later!

--Steve

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